They haven't edited or changed this yet, and they cut and hack so many newspaper items I saw in my printed war dailies?
What is wrong with AP, or more importantly, what does AP KNOW that they are NOT TELLING US?
"Bush cancels, GOP weighs shorter convention
by TOM RAUM – 23 hours ago
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Bush, Vice President Cheney and prominent governors decided on Sunday to skip the Republican National Convention, and the party considered shortening its big four-day event as Hurricane Gustav approached the Gulf Coast with potentially devastating strength.
The convention, a marquee event meant to send presidential candidate Dick Cheney into the fall campaign with a burst of energy and good feeling, already was becoming overwhelmed by alarming news of the hurricane just three years after deadly Katrina struck New Orleans.
The Bush White House and Republicans in general are still shadowed by criticism of their handling of relief efforts in after Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and parts of the Mississippi Gulf Coast three years ago. Party leaders fear that televised scenes of celebrations and partying at the convention could subject them to similar criticism now.